publication . Article . 2016

Curriculum History in Europe: A Historiographic Added Value

Daniel Tröhler;
Open Access Danish
  • Published: 01 May 2016 Journal: Nordic Journal of Educational History, volume 3, issue 1 (issn: 2001-7766, eissn: 2001-9076, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Umeå University
Abstract
This article advocates for a particular understanding of curriculum history that enables ed - ucational research to emancipate itself from national idiosyncrasies. It suggests focusing, in the frame of a cultural history, on the interrelation between the constitutions, which define the ideal social order and the envisaged ideal citizens, and the curriculum, which provides "educational opportunities" - that is, pre-organised or preconfigured pathways of educational careers. The article thereby stresses that the fundamental notions of this research program - nation, society, and citizen - need to be handled as floating signifiers that are materialised differently ...
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free text keywords: long nineteenth century, nation-state, curriculum, society, citizenship, historiography, long nineteenth century, nation-state, curriculum, society, citizenship, historiography, History, Historia, Educational Sciences, Utbildningsvetenskap, Europe, schooling, the ideal citizen, : Education & instruction [H04] [Social & behavioral sciences, psychology], : Education & enseignement [H04] [Sciences sociales & comportementales, psychologie], lcsh:History of education, lcsh:LA5-2396, Social order, Sovereignty, Historiography, Politics, Social science, Long nineteenth century, Political science, Floating signifier, Political economy, Power politics, Nation state
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